Two-time unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-1) made more money than any other British sports star over the past 12 months, collecting an icredible amount of £58million, according to the Sunday Times' Rich List.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion more than doubled his fortune to £107million thanks to his lucrative world title rematch with American-Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last December.
Before that big moneymaker in Diriyah, AJ made his Stateside debut last June in an attempt to crack America but his dream fight at Madison Square Garden ended in disaster as unheralded stand-in opponent Andy Ruiz Jr defeated the favourite in seven thrilling rounds.
It was one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history, but the Londoner went back to the drawing board and returned with a new plan, a different shape, as he slimmed down to be faster and lighter on his feet, and it worked a treat as he confidently outpointed his Mexican conqueror over 12 one-sided rounds in Saudi Arabia in December to win back his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles.
That victory set the 30-year-old worth skyrocketing upwards to become the only non-football player to make the young list’s top 20.
However, the boxer is still second to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale who'sfortune rose by £20m to £114m despite a less-than-ideal campaign at the Bernabeu this season.
Joshua is due to defend his belts to the IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev next, but with travel restrictions bound to be in place for many more months, there's ongoing talks about making the 'Undisputed' fight with WBC titleholder Tyson Fury instead.
As always with these big championship fights, there's many obstacles in place, with contracted mandatories with Pulev, contracted rematch clauses with Wilder, conflicting promoters and TV rights... meaning that fans will likely have to wait at least another 12 months before any matchup between the two Brits could realistically take place.
The Print Project – Get creative!
Since our launch in 2017, HÖRFA have always had a strong connection to art, displayed through our popular Printed Streetwear Collection.
Now, for the first time ever, we’re giving you the chance to create the next iconic print, in support of the NHS.
Your design can be anything you want, there are no set themes or limitations. Be inspired by nature, art, people, hope, ambition… your canvas is blank because we want to see your creativity in its fullness.
How to enter:
Visit our website HERE. We recommend submitted artwork is in the ratio of 210x140mm/px at 300dpi in .png or .jpg format. You can go taller than 140mm/px if you wish the design to be square or portrait. If you don’t have design packages or tools available, we recommend canva.com as a useful website to use.
Email your design to [email protected] by June 30, 2020, with a few words about the inspiration and meaning behind it.
How to win:
Three finalists will be chosen and unveiled on the official HÖRFA website and social media channels on July 1, 2020.
The winner, chosen by the HÖRFA design team, will receive a £100 gift card as well as the final version of their t-shirt design sent in the post.
The winning design will be sold on horfawear.com with 100% of the profits donated to the NHS.
If you have any questions then please email us at [email protected]